Shawn "Jay Z" Carter is explaining his decision to officially move forward with his business deal with the Barney's department store after the deal recently came under scrutiny.
The 43-year-old rap mogul is premiering his fragrance Gold at the department store for the holiday season but petitions called for him not to do so because of allegations that Barneys racially profiled some customers. However, Jay Z recently took to his Life and Times website to explain why he decided to move forward with fragrance sold at Barneys.
"In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation," the rap mogul wrote on his website. "In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General's office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy's. Those findings are not yet available." more >>
Ariana Grande, the singer who has opened up for Justin Bieber on his recent "Believe" tour, recently defended the 19-year-old Canadian crooner amid media speculation.
While Bieber has been the subject of media headlines for aggressive behavior, allegedly smoking marijuana, and an alleged recent tryst in South America, 20-year-old Grande said he is going through normal behavior.
"He can do whatever he wants. He's doing the same thing as every other boy in the world, you know. He's just under a microscope and scrutinized by people who don't know him," she told Reuters recently." I know him and he's a good person. He really is. He's a nice person. And everybody's like, ugh, never mind. But he's a good guy and he doesn't deserve what he's going through." more >>
Miley Cyrus insists she is a feminist.
"I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything," Cyrus said in a recent interview with BBC's Newsbeat. "Girls are all beautiful."
The 20-year-old singer who has come under scrutiny for her lewd performances insists that there are double standards with men and woman and that she does her best to push the envelope for that reason. more >>
Mars Hill Music has announced that on November 25 they will be releasing, Repeat the Sounding Joy, a Christmas EP from their band CITIZENS.
The EP will feature five songs including: "Joy to the World," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Come and Stand Amazed," "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Silent Night."
CITIZENS' previous release was their first full-length and it reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and also debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Worship Albums charts. more >>
Selena Gomez may be finished speaking about her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber and his close friend Miley Cyrus publicly.
Gomez, the 21-year-old singer and songwriter, reportedly let one reporter know that the topic of her ex-boyfriend and his fellow singer Cyrus was off limits.
One reporter named Cameron Adams reportedly said that Gomez's people warned him about speaking about Cyrus and Bieber before his interview with her. more >>
Miley Cyrus may be making fun of her good friend Justin Bieber in a video mimicking his now popularly leaked video sleeping in a bed with a Brazilian girl in his room during the South American stop of his "Believe" tour.
Cyrus recently appeared in a spoof of the video filmed by Tati Neves, the Brazilian girl who attempted to expose Bieber as her companion by filming him sleeping in an intimate setting. The video that appears on YouTube mimics Neves' video that went viral by starting off with her wrapped in a gray blanket while in bed, but instead of revealing the Brazilian girl in the room Cyrus, 20, decides to flash the camera her infamous tongue wagging expression.
Cyrus, the singer who has been the face of controversy in light of her suggestive performances, previously spoke about the image of her 19-year-old fellow entertainer Bieber. The 20-year-old singer, covered Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year where she spoke serving as a mentor to Bieber. more >>